The '''International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers''' was a union of professional artists that existed from 1898 to 1925, "To promote the study, practice, and knowledge of sculpture, painting, etching, lithographing, engraving, and kindered arts in England or elsewhere...". It came to be known simply as '''The International'''.Philip Athill (January 1985). [https://www.jstor.org/stable/881923 The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers]. ''The Burlington Magazine'' '''127'''(982): 21-29+33. The society organised exhibitions, some for members only and some open to others, and social events such as musical evenings and soires. The exhibitions were held in a number of London venues, and in other cities around England, including Nottingham
. Its founder and first president was James McNeill Whistler
. On his death, the presidency was taken up by Auguste Rodin
, with John Lavery
as vice-president. The society...